Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Ph.D.  Rice University (USA)  2013
M.S.  Rice University (USA)  2011

B.S.  Peking University (China)  2009

1.       Environmental microbiology and biotechnology
2.       Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation
3.       Vapor intrusion
4.       Wastewater treatment
Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Biotechnology
Previous Teaching Experience
2013-2014  Postdoc  Rice University (Houston, TX, USA)
2009-2013  Research Assistant  Rice University (Houston, TX, USA)
Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society
American Society for Microbiology
National Ground Water Association
American Water Works Association
TEL: 86-010-89734284
Address of Office:
Chemical Engineering Building A, Room 713
China University of Petroleum-Beijing,
18 Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing P.R.China 102249
1.       Ma, J., Rixey, W. G., and Alvarez, P.J.* (2013) Microbial processes influencing thetransport, fate and groundwater impacts of fuel ethanol releases. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2013 24(3): 457-466, IF="8.035
2.       Ma, J., Luo, H., DeVaull, G.E., Rixey, W.G., and Alvarez, P.J.J.* (2014) Numerical model investigation for methane explosion and benzene vapor intrusion potential associated with ethanol-blended fuel releases. Environmental Science & Technology 48(1): 474-481.IF="5.481
3.       Ma, J., Rixey, W. G., DeVaull, G. E., Stafford, B. P., Alvarez, P. J.* (2012) Methane Bioattenuation and Implications for Explosion Risk Reduction along the Groundwater to Soil Surface Pathway above Plume of Dissolved Ethanol. Environmental Science & Technology 46(11): 6013-6019,IF="5.481
4.       Ma, J., Rixey, W.G., Alvarez, P.J.J., (2015) Increased fermentation activity and persistent methanogenesis in a model aquifer system following source removal of an ethanol blend release. Water Research 2015 68, 479-486. IF="5.323
5.       Ma, J., Nossa, Carlos W., Xiu, Z.M., Rixey, W.G., and Alvarez, P.J.* (2013Adaptive microbial population shifts in response to continuous ethanol blend release increases biodegradation potential. Environmental Pollution 178(0): 419-425, 2013. IF="3.90
6.       Ma, J., Xiu, Z.M., Monier, A.L., Mamonkina, I., Zhang, Y., He, Y.Z., Stafford, B.P., Rixey, W.G., and Alvarez, P.J.* 2011 Aesthetic Groundwater Quality Impacts from a Continuous Pilot-Scale Release of an Ethanol Blend. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation 31(3): 47-54, 2011. IF="1.25
7.       Xiu, Z.M., Ma, J., Alvarez, P.J.*(2011) Differential Effect of Common Ligands and Molecular Oxygen on Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles versus Silver Ions. Environmental Science & Technology 45(20): 9003-9008
8.       Da Silva,* M.; Cantão, M.; Mezzari, M.; Ma, J.; Nossa, C., (2015) Assessment of Bacterial and Archaeal Community Structure in Swine Wastewater Treatment Processes. Microbial Ecology, DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0537-8.
Manuscripts submitted or in preparation
1.       Ma, J., Deng Y., Yuan T., Zhou J. and Alvarez, P.J.J.* Succession of microbial functional communities in response to a pilot-scale ethanol-blended fuel release throughout the plume life cycle. (submitted)
2.       Ma, J., Carlos W., and Alvarez, P.J.J.* Groundwater ecosystem resilience to organic contaminations: microbial and geochemical dynamics throughout the 5-year life cycle of an ethanol blend fuel plume. (submitted)
3.       Ma, J.*, and Luo H.* 454 Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for Abreu & Johnson numerical vapor intrusion model and the associated engineering implications. (submitted)
4.       Ma, J., Nossa, Carlos W., and Alvarez, P.J.J.* Metagenomic sequencing-based investigation of microbial response to a 2-years ethanol blended release and the shut-off of such release. (in preparation)